|Vickie Fletcher, RN, HOP Coordinator|
Vickie Fletcher, RN, HOP Coordinator, is charged with implementation of this patient-centered approach to addressing improved patient outcomes. As an experienced nurse and Chester County resident, Mrs. Fletcher has knowledge of the county’s resources and is willing to reach out to providers and agencies to effectively identify, access, and align services to enhance the project’s outcomes. Health indicators estimate that 54.8 percent of Chester County residents are diagnosed with heart disease (5.3 percent), hypertension (38.2 percent) and/or diabetes (11.3 percent). Patient education and medical supplies will be purchased with funding from the mini-grant to support improved patient outcomes through education, self-monitoring, and compliance.
Mr. William H. Bundy, President, Chester Healthcare Foundation, former Chester Regional Medical Center CEO and former Mid-Carolina AHEC board chairman, is actively involved in selecting and supporting innovative and creative collaborations that respond to Chester County’s community needs. Outcomes from this project will be shared with the Chester Healthcare Foundation, as well as, with health professions programs across the state for analysis and potential replication.
For more information about the program, please contact Mid-Carolina AHEC at 803-286-4121.